Ode to the Color Brown

The color of a face I love most.

Tremendously allure,

Nature’s favorite color,

I cherish you.

Your resilience

Shows best during the storm.


The foundation of this Earth,

The foundation of the culture.


Dirt, bricks, and wooden sticks

Produced your people:

A people who are essential to me.

A blessed heritage,

Full of treasures that have

Remained strong through all

Attempts to dismantle them.


You have given me a home,

And for that and so much more,

I appreciate you.

May your peerless influence

Never cease to grow.


Hailey Mason